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Sichuan & Yangtze Delights

  • Duration

    14 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $5,780pp
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Starting at the heart of Sichuan Province, spend time seeing the rock carvings of Dazu and explore Wulong before embarking on a three-night Yangtze River cruise. Also included is a visit to see the pandas, the Terracotta Army and a walk on the Great Wall.

Tour Highlights

Our Sichuan & Yangtze Delights tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Sichuan & Yangtze Delights Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    FLY OVERNIGHT TO CHONGQING

    DAYS 1-2: FLY OVERNIGHT TO CHONGQING

    Fly overnight to Chongqing. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3

    DISCOVER DAZU

    DAY 3: DISCOVER DAZU

    Travel by road to Dazu, home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Dazu Rock Carvings. Here, you will find thousands of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist idols and symbols carved into the rock faces across 70 sites. Made between the 9th-13th-centuries, these rock carvings are some of the best preserved in China. Enjoy the day in Dazu before returning to Chongqing.

  • Day 4

    EXPLORE WULONG

    DAY 4: EXPLORE WULONG

    Travel to Wulong, an area of stunning natural scenery and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time strolling through the national park walking amongst the dramatic karst landscapes that include the naturally formed stone bridges, narrow gorges and limestone formations. Here, visit the Three Bridges National Park and Fairy Mountain. Stay overnight in Wulong.

  • Day 5

    DISCOVER CHONGQING

    DAY 5: DISCOVER CHONGQING

    Return to Chongqing and begin the day by heading to Hongyadong, an 11-storey, 75-metre high stilt house that has been built alongside a steep bank of the Jialing River. Also included is a visit to E'ling Park – a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Yuzhon District that overlooks the metropolis of Chongqing city below. Enjoy a hot pot dinner, before boarding your Yangtze River cruise vessel for a three-night stay.

  • Days 6-7

    YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

    DAYS 6-7: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

    As you cruise downstream, it's time to relax and let nature take over, revealing some of the worlds most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next two days, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Steam and enjoy various shore excursions.

  • Day 8

    YICHANG TO CHENGDU

    DAY 8: YICHANG TO CHENGDU

    Disembark the cruise vessel in Yichang and visit the Three Gorges Dam, a man-made marvel and a massive feat of engineering. Later, travel by bullet train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.

  • Day 9

    MEET THE PANDAS

    DAY 9: MEET THE PANDAS

    Begin the day with a visit to Chengdu's famous panda reserve to see the bears playing and chomping bamboo in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as well as learn about the breeding programme at the conservation centre. Later, board the bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian.

  • Day 10

    TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

    DAY 10: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and horses. Also visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and even buy a souvenir to take home. Later, take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town. In the evening, feast on Shui Jiao dumplings followed by a Tang Dynasty show.

  • Day 11

    BULLET TRAIN TO BEIJING

    DAY 11: BULLET TRAIN TO BEIJING

    Begin the day by travelling on the bullet train to Beijing, the capital of China. Later, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the warren-like hutongs and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into daily life in the hutongs.

  • Day 12

    THE GREAT WALL

    DAY 12: THE GREAT WALL

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Also visit a jade factory and enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. End the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

  • Day 13

    IMPERIAL BEIJING

    DAY 13: IMPERIAL BEIJING

    Begin the day soaking up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch the locals as they mingle, dance and play cards. In the afternoon, head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's symbolic heart, and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. This evening, savour Beijing's best-known delicacy – Peking duck.

  • Days 14-15

    FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA

    DAYS 14-15: FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 8°c
  • 20mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 21mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 36mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 105mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 23°c
  • 152mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 26°c
  • 171mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 134mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 24°c
  • 128mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 92mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 46mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
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Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures (Excluding Antarctica and Australia tours) include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

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